Media Monitoring

As part of its duty to ensure compliance with ethical journalistic practices as mandated by Law No.02/2013 of 08/02/2013 regulating the media Article 2 (20), and as articulated in the journalistic Code of Ethics, the Rwanda Media Commission monitors media content on a regular basis. A two way monitoring approach is used. The first is the complaints-based monitoring whereby particular media content is scrutinized for any broach of the Code of Ethics upon a complaint being submitted to RMC. The second is pro-active monitoring whereby RMC staff scrutinize print, broadcast and online content on daily basis to identify professional and ethical gaps. Based on this type of monitoring and in case any issues are identified, RMC engages the concerned editors to discuss any emerging concerns.